NYC blues extra: Grammy winner Honeyboy Edwards @ BB King’s

City Arts, for space reasons, left off the last graph I’d submitted: True blue fans will flock to hear David “Honeyboy” Edwards, running buddy of legendary Robert Johnson and recipient of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, at B.B. King’s March 11. Edwards is 95, a lifetime achievement for any blues musician, and according to this report from two years ago, he can still play. Continuing with the strength that it has for more than 100 years is an achievement for the blues itself, and American culture, too.



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  1. David Sampson says

    Incredible! This is like discovering that Moses is appearing at a bookstore with six new commandments. Or like Buddy Bolden walking into a Lincoln Centre concert, cornet in hand. A lifetime achievement award seems inadequate for Honeyboy. Isn’t there an award for traversing diverse eras, separate cultures and incongruent worlds?